The Yak Festival

Mongolia is famous for its nomadic culture. People domesticated wild animals like yaks for their daily use.  Yak is considered the most productive animal as its milk and meat is nutritious, fur is warm. It can carry huge loads on its back so Mongolians use yaks for moving and fetching water.

The yak festival is held in late August, in Bat-Ulzii sum, Ovorkhangai province. The programs in the event are fascinating to see: yak race, yak polo, rodeos and beauty contest. As always, Mongolians put their best traditional clothes on to come and participate in this event.

There are many surprises and entertaining activities, thus it has become a local favorite event. 

If you happen to come to Mongolia around August and interested in experiencing this festival, please contact us at